CURA – a global open-source initiative aims to convert shipping containers into plug-in Intensive-Care Pods for COVID-19 patients. Each CURA pod can be mounted as a hospital tent, and as safe a regular isolation ward, thanks to bio-containment with negative pressure. The first unit is built and installed at a temporary hospital in Turin, Italy.
Any sanitation method would need to decontaminate all surfaces of the respirator, but equally important is maintaining the filtration efficacy and the fit of the respirator to the face of the wearer. Otherwise, it will not offer the right protection
Indian Railways will operate special Parcel Trains to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential commodities. To transform this dream into reality the Railway employees deployed at various stations, sheds, and control offices will work round the clock to ensure smooth movement of fast moving items and ensure that India lives.
While a disaster is a multifaceted blow to the economy, employment, and social ethos of a nation it nevertheless is an opportunity to assess one’s capacity, capability, and resilience. It’s the best time to bring health sector reforms and to revisit the role and responsibilities of NDMA.
A Virginia Tech chemical engineering professor has developed a surface coating that, when painted on common objects, inactivates SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
COVID-19 mostly affects the lungs and organs, like heart, liver, kidney and parts of the neurological system in severe cases. The biggest question that needs to be answered is - why does the virus target only specific organs?
The patient was admitted in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTVS ICU) in an intubated state, on ECMO and also started on I/V antibiotics. Radiology images showed that the left lung pneumothorax which meant that it was close to collapsing. A left-sided chest tube was inserted to help drainage and antibiotics modified accordingly.
If all goes well a potentially safe COVID-19 vaccine will be available by the first quarter of 2021 and around 25 crore people will receive 40-50 crore doses by July next year -- the largest vaccination drive in history
Researchers are of the opinion that men have a significantly higher risk of dying and are three times more likely to need intensive care treatment because of COVID 19
A mask definitely helps, but if the people are very close to each other, there is still a chance of spreading or contracting the virus
Webinars and virtual meetings are the new normal - worldwide more so in the COVID-19 era.